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Two Roads Diverged: Mary and Martha

Martha is mad that Mary isn’t doing anything. Martha wants credit, thanks, encouragement, and help. She blames Mary for being idle. She blames Jesus for letting Mary be idle. We know Jesus rebukes Martha and praises Mary. We know Jesus … Continue reading

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How Jesus Defined Marriage

I am a follower of Jesus.  I think you should be one too and would love to talk with you about it, but if you don’t want to talk about it, I still hope we can maintain our friendship. I … Continue reading

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God and the Art of Lawn Mower Maintenance

Summer in Houston can border on unbearable.  As a friend of mine once said, “It’s like living on the surface of the sun…under water.”  One result is that mowing one’s lawn becomes a dreaded ordeal to be avoided at all … Continue reading

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Updated Armor

It’s time for some satire.  Paul’s “armor” analogy for the preparation of the Christian life hardly seems relevant anymore.  I’m sure if he were writing today, it would be more like this:   Finally, be passionate in the Lord, and in … Continue reading

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Party On

The first miracle of our Lord as recorded in John’s gospel is that of turning the water into wine at the wedding feast of Cana.  To be sure, this episode (John 2:1-11) is pregnant with theological significance, but what I … Continue reading

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